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Question Custom x vs. Rome anthem SS

Hey guys i'm after a few opinions on my new board, i currently ride a 09/10 custom 156 with cartels,as well as a 155 burton fix, i'm from aus and i will admit i got sucked into burton at the board shops in BC but i have been super happy with both of them. i want something a bit stiffer/agressive this season, i recovered from injury (dislocated shoulder) and plan on riding every day this season to really progress. I think i've read all i can on the boards and want to know what everyone else thinks. cheers guys,
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I'm interest in is this topic too. The CustomX did come down in price this year ( because Burton eliminated that stainless steel edges ?). I'm looking for a board that will hold an east coast edge in a carve.

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Hey guys i'm after a few opinions on my new board, i currently ride a 09/10 custom 156 with cartels,as well as a 155 burton fix, i'm from aus and i will admit i got sucked into burton at the board shops in BC but i have been super happy with both of them. i want something a bit stiffer/agressive this season, i recovered from injury (dislocated shoulder) and plan on riding every day this season to really progress. I think i've read all i can on the boards and want to know what everyone else thinks. cheers guys,
The ROME Anthem is a Machine of a board. That thing is a weapon if you want to go fast and hold an edge.
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Seeing as how DeBari rode the CustomX and now rides the AnthemSS, I'm betting they'll be similar rides. Both are tanks. EST? Do you still want it? X has a form of edge tech, the SS does not. X is standard camber, SS is a form of CamRock.

The boards I usually recommend as tanks are the CustomX, NS PremierF1, Bataleon Enemy, K2 Slayblade, or a Ride Slackcountry.

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Seeing as how DeBari rode the CustomX and now rides the AnthemSS, I'm betting they'll be similar rides. Both are tanks. EST? Do you still want it? X has a form of edge tech, the SS does not. X is standard camber, SS is a form of CamRock.

The boards I usually recommend as tanks are the CustomX, NS PremierF1, Bataleon Enemy, K2 Slayblade, or a Ride Slackcountry.
I've been usin est bindings and theyve worked really well for me, tho i cant compare it to the normal system. I have ridden a skate banana and wasnt real keen on the rocker, i ride bugger all park so i thought i'd stick with camber, tho the hybrid camber looks pretty rad, has anyone ridden one?
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If you don't care about the camber, the Custom X is a killer stick. This board handles any condition at any speed. It also has a lot of pop and is one of the lighter boards around.

I love rockers and hybrids, but there is absolutely nothing that I would change on the Custom X. Actually, I'd maybe drop the price a little so it's more affordable for me


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If you don't care about the camber, the Custom X is a killer stick. This board handles any condition at any speed. It also has a lot of pop and is one of the lighter boards around.

I love rockers and hybrids, but there is absolutely nothing that I would change on the Custom X. Actually, I'd maybe drop the price a little so it's more affordable for me
leo, i am leaning more towards the custom x purely for the camber and the fact i have est bindings already, another question i have is im 6 foot bout 160 pounds, currently ride a 156 thinking about a 158, now the x being a stiffer more agressive board would that be too long. hahaha and yeah bro i wish they were cheaper so i could get both
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leo, i am leaning more towards the custom x purely for the camber and the fact i have est bindings already, another question i have is im 6 foot bout 160 pounds, currently ride a 156 thinking about a 158, now the x being a stiffer more agressive board would that be too long. hahaha and yeah bro i wish they were cheaper so i could get both
no way....for ur weight and size, you shouldnt go any lower than a 158, especially for that board. If anything, I would suggest getting a 160.

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agree... I'm 5'10 and 155lbs with size 9boot and ride a CX 160.
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no way....for ur weight and size, you shouldnt go any lower than a 158, especially for that board. If anything, I would suggest getting a 160.
Thanks bro, yeah i thought about it for a while when getting my custom and the sales dude talked me into the 156, but i think i will def get at least a 158, but i spose a 160 would perform better in pow for a camber board right?
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